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Type 1 Diabetes

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Diabetes is classified into two different types. Type 1 diabetes is a condition that occurs when the body has stopped producing insulin. In Type 1 diabetes, the insulin has to be replaced either by daily injections or with an insult pump. For Type 1 diabetics, the goal is to have the best possible glucose control for the individual's lifestyle and daily activities.

Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes include:

  • Feelings of thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss and loss of muscle
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow healing of cuts

Dietician treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

Dietitians can help patients balance food and drink intake against insulin doses so that your blood glucose is maintained as close as possible to the normal range. The goal is to have fewer high (hyperglycemia) or low (hypoglycemia) blood glucose levels.

WeightMatters can help people with Type 1 Diabetes by providing a glucose monitoring system to track blood glucose levels over a period of time. This will enable you to have a better understanding of how food effects your blood glucose levels and where best to place your medication to facilitate the best blood glucose control.

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